Don't make me throw this thing!
With all that gear they had to accompany the tankers,was there weight limit restrictions to become one? As well as height?...just curious
No height limit for the US, but that does come up post-war for the Soviets. In order to make their tanks as volumetrically small as possible (smaller targets, less weight, less material, etc.) they took the shortest 5% of their conscripts and made them tankers. I had the opportunity (at 5'-10" at the time - I've since shrunk a bit!) to sit in the driver's seat of a T-55 - couldn't get low enough in the seat to close the hatch!